Flipbookit is from kinetic artists, Mark Rosen and Wendy Marvel. They create moving art that tells stories and tickles our sense of nostalgia. In late 2011, their series of motorized flipbooks based on the motion studies of Edweard Muybridge began touring with galleries, art shows and at special events internationally.
You can see the original flipbooks at www.mechanicalflipbook.com
The gallery-versions of their original mechanical flip-book artworks are expensive and are only available in limited editions. But the public response became so overwhelming that Wendy and Mark had to share this magical art format with as many people as possible.
"When we displayed our art at the Bay Area 2012 Maker Faire, so many people wanted to know when kit version was coming out, we had to do something."
To bring the flip-book-kit to life, we decided to bring in a pro. For directing the production version of the Mechanical-Flip-Book-Maker-Kit, we teamed up with friend, inventor and manufacturing designer Steven Goldstein. Steve holds over 12 patents, was a Disney imagineer, and has guided many products from concept through production into distribution.
The result of all that hard work is the Flipbookit line of products. A whole new (olde) format for motion art. We have built this system with the intention of creating a reliable, beautiful and configurable way to build and display motion art. We're looking forward to many years of great artwork from the flipbookit community.